Email is best if you're sending images for an estimate.
You can also call or message me at 541-342-6872.
Public art projects include, in Eugene, Oregon:
- The ticket office at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts
- Eugene Station- the central downtown bus station
- Spencer View Housing at the University of Oregon
- Eugene Public Library
- With sculptor Ellen Tykeson, the Eugene Police Department
- With Susan Price, artwork for Price Science Commons at the U of O
And in Newport, Oregon
- Newport Public Library
- With metal-master Greg Wilbur, Newport City Hall
I have repaired many lamps. A common type is often called "Tiffany" style, where individual pieces of glass are wrapped in copper foil and then soldered. This can include replacing broken pieces and fixing a problem I see often where the body of the lamp is separating from the topmost metal crown.
A specialty is replacing curved panels in lamps. This style of lamp is composed of larger pieces of glass, each of which is curved and then assembled, like individual "petals" that make a nice rounded lamp.
These days, I work mostly on lamps that are brought to my studio- so mostly local projects. I still take in shipped panels if they are notably collectible or, occasionally, when the lamps are clearly of a sentimental value and we can't find anyone else to take on the project.
Pictured here, an outstanding Handel lamp with the feel of a Chinese brush-painting of evergreens and Chinese ornamentation.
Repair & Restoration
Repair projects include anything from small suncatchers to broken panels of glass where the basic structure of the panel is sound. It is usually necessary to bring panels and other items to the studio, though there are situations when the repairs can be done in place.
Restoration is basically repair work, but these situations are where panels need to be re-worked in some way, whether because of "bowing" of the panel or extensive repairs that require separating the elements and then re-assembling them.
Pictured here is the intriguing Hope Abbey Mausoleum. Over a period of fifteen years and working with Pete LaVelle, the original 80 windows were completely re-built using new materials that matched, quite faithfully, the old panels that, over time, were completely shattered and bent. Also at the site is a cemetery and scatter garden that has been lovingly restored and maintained.
I take on residential design projects on occasion, though sometimes I pass. The repair work keeps me mighty busy. I wish there were more folks in the area to whom I could pass on inquiries and commission opportunities.
The challenge is always to arrive at a design that addresses the purpose of the window and a style that works well for the client and the residence. As time becomes more precious, I find myself more drawn to research of what is possible with glass and pure applications. In other words, just making stuff for myself.
Pictured here is a pair of sunroom doors I call "Bugs, Buds, Berries and Butterflies." Yes, that critter in the top right is actually a moth and not a butterly.
Mosaics have always seemed like a companion art form to stained glass, whether because of their association with churches or because the first designer I worked with, Peter Van Rossum, was so accomplished at both.
In 2008 I attended the wonderful Mosaic School of Luciano Notturni in Ravenna, Italy. There we learned the basics of working in mosaic in the style of the work in the Byzantine monuments of the 5th and 6th centuries that are plentiful there. Ravenna was the capital of what is commonly called the western Roman empire, denoting a time when the empire, moved to Constantinople, successfully re-claimed much of Italy. Monuments were build by the emperor Justinian and also by Theodoric, who supplanted the Byzantines but carried on the art traditions.
Pictured here is a piece made at the school, a dove or "columba." The original image is from Ravenna's Mausoleum of the empress Galla Placidia built in the 6th century.
As I write this in the spring of 2022, I am going through my glass supply and pulling out glass that I have not used and don't expect to and will therefore have for sale. Most of what I have available now is opalescent glass.
You can email me if you wish to set up a time to see what is available. Prices are $7 per square foot for glass that is a square foot or larger. Smaller pieces are $4 per pound. I have read that a square foot of glass is about 1.67 pounds, so the lower square foot price makes up for the smaller pieces being perhaps less useful. I also have even smaller pieces that I sell at an additional discount.
I am not a store and have no interest in becoming one. Availability is limited to stock on hand. I also sell lead. Six foot strips now cost anywhere from $9 to $12, depending on the style. That is all that I expect to be selling. Other supplies should be ordered online.
While there is a lack of suppliers in Oregon, Rose's Glassworks and School in Tigard (no relation) offers classes and a well-rounded collection of glass and basic supplies. Bullseye Glass in Portland sells their own large production of glass along with kilns and some other supplies.